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Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 6, 2013
Local farmer wins $2,500 for schools
Andy Siira of Brandon was selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 11, 2013
Alexandria, area schools closed
Alexandria schools are closed today, as are schools in Ashby, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie and West Central Area.
February 11, 2013 - 7:52am
January 23, 2013
Farmers support local schools
For the second consecutive year, America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give Minnesota farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities. Now until April 15, farmers can nominate a local public school district...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
School safety is top priority
Local school leaders want the community to know they've prepared the best they can to protect students. In the wake of last Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, District 206 Superintendent Terry Quist told the Echo Press that school...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
Alexandria School District 206 recognized for student performance
Alexandria School District 206 is one of 11 Minnesota school districts being honored by the College Board with a place on the third annual AP District Honor Roll. The district earned the honor for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
Cities, schools elect their leaders
The votes have been tallied and the top vote-getters in local towns and school board races are likely preparing for their first-go at public office or settling in for another term. This article reports results on contested races in: Brandon, Carlos, Garfield, Kensington, Miltona,...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
The write approach
The handwriting is on the wall. But if you don't know how to write cursive, you're probably not going to be able to read it. That's why Handwriting...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Osakis Public Schools hire six new employees
Five new teachers and a new school district head bookkeeper are on staff at the Osakis Public Schools for the start of the new school year. They are Jennifer Halvorson, second grade long term substitute; Kate Hubert, learning disabilities teacher for grades 8-12; Tera Larson, Early...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
District 206 schools celebrate new accountability system
Recently, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released the 2011-12 results of the new accountability system for Minnesota public schools. The overall results for School District 206 indicate that three elementary schools (Lincoln, Carlos and Garfield) were designated as Reward...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Alexandria Education Foundation awards $25,000 in teacher innovation grants
The Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation announced the 2012 Teacher Innovation Grant Awards. The foundation awarded a total of $25,000 in support of student-engaged projects that will enrich learning and encourage classroom innovation. Projects funded include: Flipped...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Brandon, Evansville schools consider academic pairing
Nearly 100 people were in attendance at a meeting at the Brandon School on Wednesday, February 8 to gain insight into the proposed additional academic pairing between the Brandon and Evansville schools. A second meeting was held last night, Tuesday, February 14 at the Evansville...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
October 30, 2011
Minnesota schools given a green way to win $5,000
The 2012 EcoChallenge for Education is made available by GreenSneakers and is a free program to help Minnesota schools raise funds! Minnesota schools can help the environment and earn up to 50 cents a pound for all tennis shoes collected. This is an opportunity to engage students...
October 30, 2011 - 10:06am
September 2, 2011
Help 'Strike Out Illiteracy'
The Echo Press presents the Strike Out Illiteracy Bowling Tournament on Thursday, September 15 at 5 p.m. at Garden Center Lanes in Alexandria. The event is sponsored by Garden Center Lanes, Beverage Wholesalers, Inc. and Bold Fusion Screen Printing and Embroidery. Teams are welcome....
September 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Senate committee OKs school pay freeze
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 16, 2011
Education Minnesota outlines plan to address achievement gap
Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher outlined a series of steps that Minnesota should immediately take to address the state's achievement gap. "It is within our grasp to close the achievement gap in the state of Minnesota," Dooher said. "We can do this, but only if everyone...
January 16, 2011 - 12:42pm